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HELP! Car won't start
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TOPIC: HELP! Car won't start

HELP! Car won't start 2 years, 5 months ago #21739

  • sfoltz
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So after a LONG time I finally got the engine (rebuilt) in the car and all the wiring connected but the car will not start.
It cranks and sputters (tries to start) and pops out of the exhaust but it will not fire up.
I checked the fuel pump and tested everything on Clark's Garage for the pump and DME relay and DME connections; all of that works fine.
It sounds like a timing issue to me but I've checked, double, and triple checked all of my timing marks for TDC and they're all correct. I've checked plug wires and distributor cap and rotor too.
I'm not that experienced with the 944 so I may be overlooking something.
Can any of you guys help me out?

Thank you,
Sean

Re: HELP! Car won't start 2 years, 5 months ago #21741

  • cbuzzetti
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It's possible you have your timing sensors hooked up backwards. Swap the plugs at the back of the head and test out.

May also have wrong gap at sensors. This takes a little more skill.

I have had a no start situation after motor installation and it was sensors being hooked up backwards.

Good Luck and keep us posted.
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Re: HELP! Car won't start 2 years, 5 months ago #21742

  • sfoltz
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cbuzzetti wrote:
It's possible you have your timing sensors hooked up backwards. Swap the plugs at the back of the head and test out.

May also have wrong gap at sensors. This takes a little more skill.

I have had a no start situation after motor installation and it was sensors being hooked up backwards.

Good Luck and keep us posted.


That was it, thanks.
She purrs like a kitten now... well ROARS is more like it since there's no muffler on it yet.

Re: HELP! Car won't start 2 years, 5 months ago #21743

  • cbuzzetti
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Your welcome, glad it was an easy one.
2018 NASA 944Spec National Champ
2018 NASA ST5 P2 944 Nationals COTA
2017 NASA 944Spec WSC P3
2016 NASA PTD-944 WSC P2
2015 NASA GTS1 Western Champion
2014 NASA 944Spec Western Champion
2013 NASA 944Spec So-Cal Regional Champion
2013 NASA 944Spec National P3
2010 NASA GTS-1 National Champion
2010 NASA 944Spec National P3
2010 NASA So-Cal 944Spec Regional Champion
2009 NASA 944Spec National Champion
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